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, tonight ache virginia woman will be the first female in the commonwealth to be put to death in nearly a century. theresa lewis is scheduled to be put to death by lethal inject at 9:00 p.m. at a correctional facility in jarrett. she is sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and stepson in october of 2002. virginia governor bob mcdonnell has turned down two requests for clemency from her attorneys. >>> the d.c. judge in the chandra levy trial will not allow prosecutors to reference certain statements made by the suspect. in 2001, he said he sometimes, quote, cannot control himself when he sees someone alone in a secluded area with something of value. he has pleaded not guilty to levy's murder solve the a tragic house fire claim the lives of a young mother and her two kids. but the mother gave her life saving her other children. fairfax county firefighters found the bodies on the second floor of a home on ha ge. l circle in lorton. 24-year-old ally anderson handed the kids out of a window to their uncle down b
.c., maryland and virginia coming up. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >>> and good morning. thank you for staying with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa, filling in for steve today. >> i'm allison seymour. the loss of a hollywood legend, actor tony curtis has died at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career in just a moment. >>> first let's take a look outside. it is the story we're dealing with right now. straight up 7:00 and tony perkins is on the desk with you and a very busy man today, both he and tucker. what is going on, tony? >> we continue to see moderate to heavy rainfall move through the area. we have a variety of warnings and watches in effect at this time. i'll let you know first of all that the tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland has been taken down now. it's been allowed to expire. that tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland. now let's look at hd radar and we'll show you where the heavy precipitation is as we speak. and as we've been seeing all morning long, with few exceptions, the heaviest rain is to the east. east of the distr
>>> barring any last-minute changes, the commonwealth of virginia is set to execute a woman for the first time in 100 years. >> fox investigators are still trying to figure out what started a fire that took the life of a mother and her two children. >>> we are live on capitol hill with more on what you need to know about important changes in health care reform. fox 5 morning news at 6:00 starts right now. >>> it is thursday, september 23rd, 2010 as we take a live look over wisconsin avenue this morning. you will notice when you step outside it is definitely hotter and stickier than it has been over the past couple of days. good morning. thank you for waking one fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> we'll give a chance to give back. we are teaming up with mix 107.3 for a fundraiser to help the children's national medical center. today, we are holding a radiothon. if you would like to donate, can you do so in a couple of ways. can you call the number on your screen or you can e-mail or go online. our tony perkins is down there. we'll check in with him in a co
with maryland license plates. >>> also making headlines being homes in a virginia subdivision reduced to rubble. now, firefighters want to know what started this massive fire in manassas. as many as 16 people have been forced from their homes because of this fire. the fire broke out around 3:30 yesterday afternoon along tillot loop. one woman was taken to the hospital from just the shock of seeing her home burned to the ground. it took firefighters an hour and a half to bring that blaze under control. they believe the fire started in the middle house and then quickly spread in both directions from there. now, again, three homes were destroyed. five others were damaged. and the red cross is helping displaced families find temporary shelter. still no word on what started a fire that killed a virginia mother and two of her children. ally anderson saved three of her children as her lorton town home burned on wednesday. she managed to lower them out a window down to their uncle but then she went back to get her youngest sons but neither she nor her sons made it out. neighbors tried to help out but c
she died. so far, no motive or suspect in this one. >>> in manassas, virginia, a photographer was robbed and stabbed while taking pictures at the canterbury village shopping center yesterday morning. police say two people approached him and demanded his camera and money. when he refused, police say they stabbed him. >> a little bit of mixed reaction. i'm a little bit not surprised because it is not before the neighborhood but at the same time, it is shocking because i kind of thing this shouldn't happen. >> police caught one of the suspects, a 15-year-old boy. they are still looking for another person. the photographer is being treated for several stab wounds and is expected to recover. >>> another big story this morning. blocking a repeal of don't ask, don't tell. senate republicans unanimously voted to block a bill that would have lifted the mull tri's ban on openly gay soldiers. the general chosen by president obama to lead the marine corps says he does not think that congress should lift the ban. he spoke on capitol hill just hours before the septa defeated the defense pol
toyota avalon with maryland plates. >>> a virginia neighborhood is charred by a devastating fire yesterday afternoon in manassas. three homes are destroyed and several families are lucky to have made it out alive. >> reporter: this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire. three homes side by side up in flames. scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house, then quickly spread in both directions. >> it's beyond the expressions and words. >> reporter: two people suffered minor injuries, but no firefighters were hurt. one woman was hospitalized from the shock of seeing this, her home basically destroyed. her husband: >> we feel bad, we got outside with everybody. >> reporter: their friends say all the memories and everything inside the house is destroyed. >> they couldn't save anything. >> reporter: the flames and heat spreading quickly. >> with that much fire you need a lot of water, hoses, personnel to control it. >> reporter: manassas assistant fire chief leon bu
moving through west virginia and into western portions of pennsylvania, eastern portions of high, dragging a whole lot of precipitation with it, up the east coast. we continue to be under the gun for showers during the course of the morning hours but later on today we'll get some sunshine breaking through the clouds on what will be a breezy day. 73 degrees is the current temperature in the district. 68 at dulles. 72 in baltimore. patuxent naval air station is at 74 degrees. your forecast for today, early clouds and rain, giving way to afternoon sun. breezy, winds out of the southeast at 10-15 miles per hour. 81 for the high today. that's a look at the weather. now let's get an update on traffic with julie wright. >>> a lot going on on the roads this morning. let's start off in maryland. southbound along 270 on the brakes out of germantown into rockville. the local lanes improving southbound toward falls road. the main line jammed up badly, germantown to the split. outer loop slow from route 1 college park. crash on the outer loop at 202 now cleared. bw parkway and 95 slow out of
at stories making headlines this morning. a lorton, virginia, community mourning the loss of a young mother and two of her children. they were killed in a house fire yesterday. 24-year-old ally anderson was able to save three of her five kids by lowering them down to her uncle on the ground. >>> theresa lewis will be executed in virginia tonight. the first punishment of this type for a woman in the commonwealth in a century. she was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and her stepson back in october of 2002. so far the governor has decided not to grant clemency. lewis is scheduled to be put to death by ion at 9:00 p.m. at a correctional facility in jarrett. >>> gray and michelle rhee scheduled to meet. it will be a closed discussion at city hall at noon today. gray has said that her future in the position would lie heavily based on this conversation today. >>> 7:16 right now. got some city business. now some business that all of us are going to want to listen to. >> hot and humid. we're going to have to open up the pools again. >> why do they shu
#. winchester, virginia is at 59. your forecast for today looks like this. cooler, cloudy, rain. it could be heavy at times. -- ocean city is at 72 degrees. our average high is 75 degrees. we are right about where with should be. we'll feel cooler after the 90- plus days. >> let's check in with julie wright. >> gurvir said she had been gone for two weeks. i didn't get a card or e-mail. >> when you are on vacation, you are on vacation. >> i did not have access to wireless internet and my cell phone didn't work in a lot of spots. >> so, in other words, you just stayed at home. >> that's true. >> welcome back. on the roads this morning, wet pavement is what we're waking up to just about everywhere around our viewing area. if you are traveling southbound, you will find lanes are open out of rockville with no incidents to report but definitely below speed early this morning south of 8 headed out towards the lane divide. we do have the typical slowdown approaching and passing 109. accident activity at 197 second lane from the left. live shot of 66. the gang is all here. wear bunched up as you m
at this time. >>> a teacher's aide accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year- old girl in centreville, virginia is now in a new york jail. authorities say they picked him up trying to cross into canada from new york state. police say the # 2-year-old assaulted that little girl at the mini land day care and fled when an arrest warrant was issued. he is expected to be extradited to fairfax county sometime in the next couple of weeks. -- police say the 22-year-old assaulted that little girl. >>> word that actor tony curtis has died. that is according to entertainment tonight which says his daughter, jamie lee curtis confirmed her father's passing. it is unclear exactly when this happened. he received an oscar nomination in 1959 for his role in the movie the defiant ones. tony curtis was 85 years old. >>> we continue to follow today's severe weather here in our area. we'll get an update on the blows mexico is taking from mother nature. another deadly landslide has rescuers working. >>> what fellow classmates did that police think pushed a teenager over the edge.  >>> another deadly mudslide
appearances in iowa and richmond, virginia today. president hit new mexico and wisconsin yesterday talking about jobs, the economy, taxes and education. all of those key unders in the upcoming mid-term elections p during a stop in albuquerque, mr. obama talked about abortions saying the practice should remain legal but with some limbits on late-term abortions. the president also talked about religion describing to voters how he became a christian as a young adult. >> my mother was one of most spiritual people i knew but she didn't raise me in the church. so i came to my christian faith later in life and it was because of the precepts of jesus christ spoke to me in terms of the kind life that i would want to lead. >> a recent poll showed about a quarter of americans thought mr. obama was a muslim but the president has written about his christian faith in two memoirs and spoken about it repeatedly. south a warning for iphone users. we have a warning from police about an increase in crime. >>> a tiny dog left to die in a dumpster. how he was finally rescued.  four years ago, bob ehrlich g
now reported in virginia, eastbound 66 before you reach marshall and then before the plains. the pounding of the water, on the left, on the right side of the rooted, in the cent are of the road, it is a mess out there. people are driving too fast at this hour. even though we don't have a lot of volume out there, people are driving too fast to control the vehicle. do keep that in mind. beltway here at old georgetown road, no problems to report on the inner or outer loop of the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> more on how this nasty weather ill impact your ride to work. >> there are flooding concerns in many of the usual places and that includes parts of rock creek park. sarah simmons is live near beach drive. >> reporter: as can you probably imagine, this area has already been shut down. beach drive right as you are around rock creek park. i was talking to the park police officer would is here at the scene where they've got this area closed that they did this starting at 1:00 a.m. just in anticipation of the flooding they were going to be experiences
to julie wright with the on-time traffic. >>> let's start off in virginia with the inner loop slowing, braddock up to gallows where on the ramp at the exit is a stalled car. latest crash in the main line of 395 approaching glebe. the right side blocked off on the main line. it is heavy, slow and steady up to the accident scene. it's causing a tight squeeze out of shirlington past glebe and toward the 14th street bridge. 95 in separate stretchs will be slow, from dale city to lorton and newington toward the beltway. in maryland, between 205 and cedarville, accident pulled to the shoulder but the 301 is slow toward brandywine. 270 gridlocks to falls road before the pace improves. no change at the scene in northwest. 16th street is blocked off between park and columbia for investigation of an early morning fire. again a lot of bailout traffic on georgia avenue, 13th and 14th streets and north cap. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> we are following the news out of northwest d.c. with several people injured in a fire. many residents forced from their home. this happened at
are traveling on 29 leaving whited oak headed out towards university boulevard. in virginia, northbound i-95 off to a quiet start and incident-free as you continue outs lorton and no problems to report on 395 between the beltway and the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> the race for maryland governor will have a familiar ring come november. this morning, incumbent governor martin o'malley is celebrating an easy victory in the democratic primary and former governor robert ehrlich got the gop nod. our team election coverage continues with fox 5's bob barnard. >> good to see you. >> reporter: greeting his campaign staff and a half handful of supporters, martin o'malley is off and running towards november's general elect. he is speaking his second term as the free state's chief executive. >> there is a lot at stake and first and foremost is whether we're able to move out of this recession and transform our economy and move to an era where there is greater job opportunities and people are able to go back to work. that is first and foremost the number one priority i
delays from germantown ford mva. no incidents just volume. you'll find if you are traveling in virginia, 395 slowing leaving duke street up toward seminary road. slow across theocko juan and again in springfield. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> quite the scene in a d.c. neighborhood where tons of belongings are dumped out on to the street. a woman's personal items stretching across several blocks of an intersection. >> the woman being kicked out of her home, desperate to save her items. we have the story. >> reporter: mrs. diaz said she was evicted from her home and she didn't have anywhere to go. this is all of her stuff. according to her, this is what she did, she basically collected these items to send home to her family in venezuela. i want to introduce you to mrs. diaz. obviously, it's been a long night. you lost your job, isn't that what happened. you used to be a care giver. tell me about that. >> i i've been working for many years for a senior citizen in their house and cleaning and taking their medication and whatever they need, i'm happy to do it. but the dy
jersey, over the weekend. one died. she was from virginia. her friend said a fight broke out and a man was kicked out of the party but he returned and started shooting. the gunman is still on the loose. >>> the head of a georgia megachurch accused of inappropriate sexual conduct did not address the issue during sunday services. bishop eddie long is facing sexual relations with young boys. in church yesterday, while some wanted him to address the charges, he promised to fight. >> i want you to know one other thing, i feel like david against goliath. but i got five rocks, and i haven't thrown one yet. >> after service, we wanted him maybe to say he did not do the things that have been leveled against him, and that was not said. >> federal and state authorities are not investigating the bishop because george's age of con -- because georgia's age of consent is 16. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, 7:19, former air force officers making allegations of ufo's that shut down nuclear weapons. find out who is pushing for answers after the break. >>> redskins lose in st. louis yesterday.
the virginia visitor's center and nutley street to the beltway. delays on braddock eastbound toward the beltway, also on 50 delays from fairfax circle to the beltway. a crash on 15 and that's tieing up the right side of the road. no problems in montgomery county. slow from the 410 out of riverdale into the northeast. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> our top story this morning, a deadly crash in district heights overnight involving an suv and ambulance. two people were killed. two medics are being treated. stacy cohan has the details. >> reporter: this happened around midnight, this collision between an ambulance and the suv. they do have the suburban involved in the crash up on a flatbed tow truck and they remove it and reopen this roadway. to learn more about what happened, all of the fire investigators had to do was take a look at the dashboard camera in the ambulance and they were able to watch the accident happen. >> in the distance on the dash cam you can see a set of headlights approaching that appears to be in the same lane of travel but coming in the opposite direction
in the district. dulles airport, 65 degrees. fredericksburg, virginia is at 69 degrees at this hour. here is a look at the satellite- radar. we remain cloud-free for the most part. there might be a couple of clouds here and there as you look towards the western skies. we are cloud-free and we are going to see a lot of sunshine again today. you see the rainfall up to the north and west. that is a frontal boundary that will get through here eventually and could trigger some showers and thunderstorms late today and during the evening hours as well. so we'll keep an eye on that. here is your forecast then for today. lots of sunshine. high today about 90 degrees and again, that chance of a shower or thunderstorm during the evening and late afternoon and evening hours tonight. so there you go. more on that coming up in just a little bit. >> hopefully, that afternoon thunderstorm, if it does hit, doesn't mess with afternoon traffic. but this morning, we are looking pretty good out there on the roadways. julie wright, what is the latest? >> i think you just jinxed us. >> i probably did. >> in pro
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